This is a powerful new approach to marketing that will multiply the impact of every dollar invested. Comprehensive research by Doug Hall details marketing initiatives that will deliver sustained success. What makes this book's teaching more reliable and reproducible than others is its foundation on hard data reflecting customer, industrial, and business-to-business marketing, not ''guru opinions.'' After readingJump Start Your Marketing Brain, readers will know how to more effectively and efficiently market and sell their brand, their services, their products, and even themselves!
Doug Hall is one of the most dynamic and intense people I have ever met. Known for his 'Eureka! Ranch, ' Doug is regarded as one of America's Top Business Innovation Experts. One of the real treasures of this book is its layout. The left side of the page 'is data-proven truth, distilled into a single sentence at the top of the page.' On the right side of the page are practical ideas. I am talking about the kind of practical ideas that you will wear out at least two highlighters marking the points that apply to you. Folks, this book is exactly what you are looking for when you need some ideas and you want to sell more with less investment of time, money, and resources. --Jack Covert, 800-CEO-READ An extraordinary synthesis of the academic and the pragmatic-- making this a Wheel of Marketing for a new generation. -- John Ruffley, marketing director, Masterfoods USA Jump Start Your MARKETING Brain is the new and ultimate marketing reference book on how to create, develop, market, and manage brands strategically for the twenty-fi rst century. It details how to make a real difference in the marketplace and how to actively nurture brands for permanent growth. It's a masterpiece! —Ilene Quilty, Group Director, Johnson & Johnson This book takes all of the mystery out of marketing and replaces it with a systematic and logical system. For anyone who takes their marketing role seriously, this book is a must read. —Kip Knight, VP International, eBay Why We Like This Book: Hall has concocted a valuable formula for making marketing more meaningful by addressing marketing issues head-on with quantifiable research data and turning those numbers into useful ideas that can improve the way marketers sell. While creating a winning marketing plan, the author also delves into the psychology of selling, the wisdom of numerous historical figures inside and outside the industry, and the many techniques that have brought others marketing success. - Soundview Executive Book Summaries Now you can base your marketing tactic decisions on proven data (instead relying on your gut): Data heaven. If you love research data and smack your lips over campaign results metrics just like candy, you're going to eat this book up. (Plus, the footnotes citing each study are useful when trying to convince your boss to let you do great marketing.) According to one study cited in the book, 'purchase interest in a target subject declined from 53 percent to 38 percent when irrelevant information was added to the concept.' So, we'll stop writing what we think about the book here lest we decrease your interest, and let you move on to reviewers' opinions. . . . - Marketing Sherpa Jump Start Your MARKETING Brain is a superb resource for anyone considering, studying, or employed in the complex business of commercial marketing regardless of the products or servicesinvolved. - Midwest Book Review This book does offer a meaningful benefit to its potential customers. It is clearly based on solid research. And it is presented in a format that makes it user-friendly. It presents significant findings and explains the nature of the research from which they are derived. It then shows readers how to apply them to their marketing challenges. —Cecil Johnson, Knight Ridder Newspapers The contents of Jump Start Your MARKETING Brain are based on a sound premise: Marketing should be guided on hard evidence and not on 'guru opinions.' While this doesn't sound like such a profound observation, the bulk of marketing books are based on selective case studies, cherry-picked examples, opinions by 'experts' presented as less than bulletproof facts, and based on logic. This is what Jump Start Your MARKETING Brain does. Any book that attempts to build marketing actions on actual data deserves a second look and perhaps a place in any marketer's bookshelf. - Marketing Research Magazine